Date of Award

8-1-2015

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Dixon, Mark

Abstract

The present Study sought to apply the animal model to get a better understanding of the gambling behavior of individuals with brain injuries. The purpose of the present study was to explore how response allocations would be impacted when persons with brain injury were exposed to two concurrently available slot machines that differed by wining percentages and symbols that signaled reinforcement. Ten individuals with acquired brain injuries were recruited through their residential facility. Result indicated that all 10 participants allocated majority of their responses to the machine with symbols.

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